The Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God

5th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Icon 6 (With what pure lips); G: Icon (Today the multitude); N: Sunday Dogmatic Theotokion in the tone of the week.

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King. 3 Readings for the Icon.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and the stichera of the Icon (Come, all ye who love the feasts of the Church); G/N: Icon (The land of Russia rejoiceth).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G/N: Icon (Come, all ye faithful).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Icon (Before thy holy icon) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Icon (Today thy most precious icon).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Icon: It is meet to magnify thee, O Theotokos, more honorable than the Cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than Seraphim; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Tone 4; all the Sessional hymns of the Icon.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 4.

Matins Gospel 5, Luke 24:12-35 (113).

Having beheld the resurrection; Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the apostles; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Jesus having risen. Save, O God, Thy people.


Canon: Resurrection 4 Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Icon 8 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4.

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (O ye people, let us make haste), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Icon (Thine all-pure image, O Mistress).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G/N: Icon (Honoring thine all-pure image).

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Resurrection 4; Icon 4 (O all-glorious wonder! with the doxasticon (As once the Imperial City) and the final two psalm verses: I shall commemorate thy name in every generation and generation. & Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Icon; Kontakion: Icon & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Icon 4, from Ode 3.

After the entrance: In a temple of the Lord or of the Theotokos: Troparion of the Resurrection; Icon; G: Kontakion of the Resurrection; N: Icon.

In a temple of a Saint: Troparion of the Resurrection; Icon; Temple; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Temple; N: Icon.

Prokimenon, Tone 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: Rom. 10:1-10 (103); Phil. 2:5-11 (240).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 2.

Gospel: Matt. 8:28-9:1 (28); Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 (54).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens & I will take the cup of salvation.

Resurrectional Dismissal.